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The Raid
8.1 out of 10

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Overall 8
8.0

Raid, The

The Digital Fix
14 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon may have kick-started a resurgence of the Fantasy Kung Fu genre back in 2000, but for fans of Modern Martial Arts films like Police Story Tiger Cage the new millennium has been bitterly stagnant. It hasn't helped that in this time HK audiences have shown more interest in Hollywood-style action flicks starring scrawny pretty-boys like Edison Chen, who look like they'd struggle to lift a pint of milk, than the finely trained and...
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Variety
10 September 2011
  • Summary: Moviegoers may wish the projectionist could replay some of the spectacular sequences in this cop-vs.-gangster fight-athon.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Raid

totalfilm.com
14 September 2012
  • Summary: Trapped inside a 15-storey tower block packed with Jakarta's baddest criminals
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Overall 10
10

The Raid

Flicks
10 August 2012
  • Summary: Everything you’ve heard about The Raid is true. This is the best action film in years, one that doesn’t muck around in terms of getting things cracking and barely lets up for its running time. The Raid is rammed full of action sequences, with an unfathomable number of dudes succumbing to guns, knives, hands, fists and other helpful accessories in fashions that will defy audiences to stifle their applause.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Raid

totalfilm.com
8 May 2012
  • Summary: A giddy whirl of muzzle flare, machete blades and blurring fists
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Overall 7
7.0

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FILMDUDE
22 March 2012
  • Excerpt: 'This film contains scenes of violence' is an understatement when it comes to "The Raid". It's all violence, with a handful of scenes to remind you that there is a point to this mortal combat, even if that point is going to be forgotten as soon as the credits role. Surprisingly, the acting in these scenes is seriously impressive and actually heightens the reality and terror of the situation.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Raid

thecultcorner.com
4 January 2014